Saturday, July 26, 2008

Speaking power to a truth

A truth:
In mid-July, Swiss authorities arrested Hannibal Gadhafi, the youngest son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, on charges that he and his wife severely beat 2 of their servants, a Moroccan man and a Tunisian woman, "at a luxury hotel in Geneva," the lakeside city renowned for the Jet d'eau at left. Gadhafi, whom a French court had given a 4-month suspended sentence and fined the equivalent of $790 for having hits his then-girlfriend, "were released after Libyan diplomats apologised." The Gadhafis were released and left Switzerland.
Power:
This week Libya halted all oil shipments to Switzerland in retaliation for the arrest. The North African country supplies more than half of the Alpine country's crude oil imports.
Switzerland has warned its nationals not to travel to Libya.

1 comment:

Naomi Norberg said...

Libya has arrested and is holding 2 Swiss nationals and is threatening to boycott Swiss banks despite Gadhafi fils' release. The Swiss president has offered to go meet with Gadhafi père to try to iron things out.